Gregory (suspension) tested positive for marijuana on a drug test administered back in February, K.D. Drummond of USA Today reports.
This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.
Gregory missed the first 14 games of this season due to his first two violations of the policy, and a third will wipe away the entire 2017 campaign. Although he flashed the talent that made him a second-round pick in 2015 during the Cowboys' last two contests, he'll have to wait until 2018, at the very least, before his pass-rushing chops will be felt again.
Gregory recorded seven tackles, including his first career sack, in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
His performance Sunday showed why the Cowboys have been so patient with Gregory, but he may not be out of the woods yet. After serving two suspensions for a total of 14 games during the regular season, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports that he's currently appealing yet another suspension for a failed or missed drug test. That appeal is supposed to be heard some time in the next week, and if it's denied, Gregory would miss the playoffs as he's forced to sit out for a full year.
Gregory made his season debut in last week's win over Detroit and will look to have an even larger role in Week 17. Gregory should start, as Dallas looks to rest some of its typical starters in advance of the playoffs.
Gregory was a full participant in every practice the
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